President Barack Obama Addresses Marijuana Legalization

In a test run of Barack Obama’s new “Open for Questions” virtual town hall meeting,  the president addressed the issue of legalizing marijuana. Several thousands questions were uploaded to the White House website for the first “Open for Questions” virtual town hall meeting and over 3,606,000 people voted for the questions they wanted president Obama to address during the meeting.

Barack Obama briefly commented on whether or not legalizing marijuana would help the economy or helpl create jobs. Here is just a short part of the transcript from Barack Obama’s first virtual town hall meeting:

THE PRESIDENT: “Three point five million people voted. I have to say that there was one question that was voted on that ranked fairly high and that was whether legalizing marijuana would improve the economy – (laughter) – and job creation. And I don’t know what this says about the online audience – (laughter) – but I just want – I don’t want people to think that – this was a fairly popular question; we want to make sure that it was answered. The answer is, no, I don’t think that is a good strategy – (laughter) – to grow our economy. (Applause.)”

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  1. […] has told the DEA to stop raiding “medical marijuana” dealers, er, shops. We know that El Presidente Barack H. Obama thinks pot is a joke, and that lots of folks who voted for him thought the issue of legalizing […]

  2. […] has told the DEA to stop raiding “medical marijuana” dealers, er, shops. We know that El Presidente Barack H. Obama thinks pot is a joke, and that lots of folks who voted for him thought the issue of legalizing […]


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